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Spring Budget 2017

Posted on 13 March, 2017

Spring Budget March 2017 In his first and last ‘Spring Budget’, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, declared a “new chapter” in the UK’s history as the country embarks on its journey to exit the European Union via Brexit. Much of the Budget’s focus was on social care and a rise in National Insurance […]

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Economic Review – February 2017

Posted on 07 March, 2017

STRONG UPTURN IN WORKPLACE ACTIVITY SEEN In the latest ‘Household Finance Index’ from IHS Markit (HFI), released in mid-February (which is designed to anticipate the change in consumer spending behaviour), it was disclosed that their research has shown the strongest upturn in workplace activity for 14 months, as job insecurity continues to recede and income levels […]

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Residential Property Review – February 2017

Posted on 27 February, 2017

No ‘silver bullet’ to fix housing crisis The Housing Minister, Gavin Barwell MP, told a recent conference for the National Association of Estate Agents that the crucial shortage of new housing in the UK could not be solved by a single ‘silver bullet’ solution, but rather by a number of ‘small adjustments’. He went through […]

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